Thursday, May 29, 2008

Then and Now

I've never liked pink, yet I find myself draw to scrapping fuschia LOs, coupled with black and/or brown accents. Hmmm. Maybe I like this shade of pink more than I care to admit. I suppose, I really love the drama that this shade gives off.

This Peek Into Yesterday LO is a tribute to my mom and is actually the first time I've ever made one of her. This is perfect since her birthday is about to come up.There are two photos that show how she was in 1967 and another in 2008. I wanted to show that the years have been quite kind to her and that her beauty continues to endure.

I chose to focus on the rose for my tribute to her. I've had this DCWV single red rose pp that was screaming to be used. I placed this on top of a Bazzill purple cs, inked the sides black and put minimal embellishments so as not to cover the delicate background. I also adhered a famous Shakespeare quote on the rose: "...a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet." - Romeo and Juliet

Again, as is typical of my LOs, I hid the journal behind the photos. It reads:

The giving of the rose is our simple gesture to pay tribute to a wonderful lady who tended us,
nurtured us, supported us and loved us.

When she was a young mother, we gave her roses because it meant a gift to give from us on her special day. Seeing her smile, giving us a hug and saying “Thank you” were enough to make us feel that we made her happy.

When she matured to become a grandmother, we continued to give her roses. This time, the roses meant many things: gratitude, appreciation, awe, love and respect for her as matriarch of our family.

Yet, no matter how many roses we give now, we can never quite capture what we feel for her. The significance of the rose goes much deeper than mere beauty, much more fragrant than its sweet odor, much tender than its petals, much more penetrating than its thorns. The rose, like our mother, continues to bloom, captivate and entrance us. It is perfection personified. It is our mom, then and now.

Materials: Bazzill purple cs, DCWV single red rose, DCWV Rub-on DOODLES Flourish white, American Crafts Rub-ons Accents Book 2, Doodlebug Sugrad-coated Beetle Black Hopscotch alphas, WRMK Precious Metals Hardware Pewter Press, miscellaneous fuschia and black ribbons, Prima flowers, VersaCraft 182 Real Black, acetate, Elit tracing paper.



marking said...

Hi Candy, love the journalling!

Christine said...

lovely page, Candy!

emelyn said...

Candy, you really have a wonderful way with words. Your journaling often makes me cry! It's so meaningful and so special!